As a Master Recycler/Composter, you will inspire others in your community to reduce waste, recycle more and compost. You will also meet others who are excited about waste reduction, gain knowledge from experts, get experience working in the field and have the satisfaction of having an impact on these important issues.
- Waste prevention
- Recycling processes
- Household hazardous waste and alternatives
- Organics recycling and home composting
- Zero-waste events
- Public engagement and the motivating behavior change
Classes are taught by professionals from the public and private sector who are working on innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
Course graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: reduce the amount of natural resources used, reuse material and recycle what cannot be salvaged.
Spring 2019 course schedule
The spring 2019 Master Recycler/Composter course will be held:
- Dates: Wednesday, March 13, 20, and 27 and April 3, 10, and 17
- Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Location: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road North, Minneapolis (map)
An optional field trip featuring tours of recycling and waste management facilities will take place on Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation for the field trip will be provided.
All Wednesday classes are mandatory; the Friday field trip is optional.
The course costs $30 and includes all course materials. A limited number of waivers are available on a demonstrated need basis.
The spring 2019 course if full and registration is closed. Complete the form below to be notified of future classes.
The class is limited to 30 participants. Applications will be accepted until the class is full, and applications will be processed in the order they are received. The $30 charge is not due until you receive notification that your application has been accepted.
Applicants that apply after the class is full will be placed on a waiting list and notified when the next course is scheduled.
Notification of future classes
Complete the form below to be notified of future classes.
Unexpected absences policy
Attendance is required at all six weeknight classes; however, we understand that unexpected situations may arise that prevent you from attending class. Please let the program coordinator know if you are going to miss a class.
If you miss two or more classes, you will be dropped from the class with an opportunity to participate in a later training session if space allows.